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The Bad News About Flights That Arrive Early

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/03/2013, 1:30 AM

Did your latest flight arrive early? Mine did and that's not necessarily a good thing. As a recent analysis in USAToday showed, airlines are padding their flight times to improve on-time stats. That means on-time and early arrivals, yes, but also more time spent just sitting on the darn plane. In fact, USA Today found that 93% of flights are now longer than they were in 1995.  So we'r...

It's Going to Be A Bumpy Ride: The Effect of Global Climate Change on Airplane Turbulence

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

Here's an odd, and disturbing, bit of news. Scientists are predicting that as carbon dioxide levels rise, so will air turbulence for transatlantic flights. The bumpiness will be caused by the jet stream moving ever farther north, and disrupting flights. According to a study published by the journal Nature Climate Change both the frequency of turbulence and its strength will increase ...

It's Going to Be A Bumpy Ride: The Effect of Global Climate Change on Airplane Turbulence

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

Here's an odd, and disturbing, bit of news. Scientists are predicting that as carbon dioxide levels rise, so will air turbulence for transatlantic flights. The bumpiness will be caused by the jet stream moving ever farther north, and disrupting flights. According to a study published by the journal Nature Climate Change both the frequency of turbulence and its strength will increase ...

Supporting Boston: Why We Should All Return to this Spectacular City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

London. Madrid. New York City. Mumbai. Bali. Washington, DC. Just a short list of the great world destinations that have been hit by devastating terrorist attacks in the last decade-and-a-half. All are thriving today, and all remain among the top places in the world for tourism. But that “happy ending” didn’t come all at once in some cases. Both Bali and New York City, in particular, s...

Supporting Boston: Why We Should All Return to this Spectacular City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

London. Madrid. New York City. Mumbai. Bali. Washington, DC. Just a short list of the great world destinations that have been hit by devastating terrorist attacks in the last decade-and-a-half. All are thriving today, and all remain among the top places in the world for tourism. But that “happy ending” didn’t come all at once in some cases. Both Bali and New York City, in particular, s...

It's Florida Drive Out Season! One-Way Rentals for $10/Day, No Strings Attached

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/02/2013, 12:00 AM

It's one of the best-kept secrets in vacationing: the annual Florida Drive Out.   This is the time of year when the big rental car companies need to rebalance the distribution of their fleets. To convince customers to help them shift their inventory away from winter vacation destinations by the start of the summer travel season, they mark down their prices to nutty levels. And I mean c...

It's Florida Drive Out Season! One-Way Rentals for $10/Day, No Strings Attached

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/02/2013, 12:00 AM

It's one of the best-kept secrets in vacationing: the annual Florida Drive Out.   This is the time of year when the big rental car companies need to rebalance the distribution of their fleets. To convince customers to help them shift their inventory away from winter vacation destinations by the start of the summer travel season, they mark down their prices to nutty levels. And I mean c...

Recordings of the Broadcast ("The Travel Show") that Pauline and I Present Every Sunday, Can be Heard at www.WOR710.com--And They're Without Commercials

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 05/01/2013, 5:45 PM

Because of problems too complex to discuss (and we're hoping to overcome them soon), podcasts (recordings) of "The Travel Show" with Arthur and Pauline Frommer (dad and daughter) aren't currently heard on iTunes. But you can listen to the same broadcasts (a) either live, on Sundays from noon to two, Eastern time, at www.wor710.com, or (b) after the fact and for several months subsequently, via...

You Can Use a Starbucks Card Abroad Without Fees

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 1:00 PM

Starbucks junkies may blow the equivalent of a MacBook Pro a year on those pricey morning cappuccinos, but if they're travelers, there may be one tiny benefit to the transaction.? Travelers may use Starbucks cards as payment in other countries — and they can do it without service fees and at the day's exchange rate as determined by the banks. Even credit cards and ATMs usually sock you wit...

United Jacks its Change fee to $200. What's the Real Cost?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/24/2013, 1:00 PM

Is the $200 change fee coming? No, it's already here. United is the first airline to jack up the fee it charges to passengers who need to amend their domestic travel plans. Now it'll hit you for $200 to tweak your flight plans. Until April 18, the fee was $150, already very high, which means the company hiked its penalty by a third.  Other airlines are expected to follow suit. Thanks, ...

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